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  • 6 Days
  • Max People : 18
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 31'
  • Min Age : 12
  • Pickup Airport

This specially designed programme is for those who love to indulge in relaxation but still want to explore the best highlights of Vietnam. This trip combines the hidden charms of Hanoi’s 1000 year old capital and visits 3 UNESCO sites: The amazingly stunning Ha Long Bay, Ancient Capital: Hue and the peacefully romantic ancient town of Hoi An. Travel and eat like a local as we enjoy the thrilling Top Gear motorbike tour in Hue. Wander the quaint streets of Hoi An’s ancient town, explore the dynamic Saigon and experience life floating in the beautiful Mekong. A truly authentic experience of Vietnamese culture, people and life.

This is an open and flexible programme, we can customise this tour and have a full package too. If you’d like to discover more on your trip you can join in with any optional activities, let us know and we’ll arrange these for you.

Start:

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Finish:

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Tour Code:

AVT HN1

Price Includes

  • Accommodations -The ‘Twin Share’ room with daily breakfast.
  • Learn about Dinh’s Dynasty on the trip to Hoa Lu.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 1 Dinner.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of a private tour guide (English/ French-speaking).
  • Lan Ha Bay cruise shared (2 days/1 night packages) with kayak and bike ride
  • Sapa cable car ride to the top of Fansipan Mountain
  • Ninh Binh Trang An Sampan rowing boat
  • Entrance fee tickets as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International flights into and out of Vietnam
  • Visa fees (we can help you arrange a visa approval letter on request)
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at the hotel.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa fee.
Tour Highlights :
  • Chilling in the natural beauty of the Unesco Cat Ba Ecotourism reserve
  • Great kayaking adventures through the lagoon and biking in the Cat Ba National Park
  • Conquer the rooftop of Indochina and experience the stunning views of the colourful and culturally rich ethnic groups
  • Discover the ancient capital Hoa Lu (968-1009) and the incredible ecotourism site of Trang An – King Kong Film studio in Ninh Binh
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Itinerary

Day 1Hanoi - Sapa - Ham Rong Mountain

Our guide will warmly welcome you all at the hotel or airport then we’ll begin the drive to Sapa upstream of the Red River with spectacular scenery.
We arrive and have a Sapa local lunch full of specialties from the region. Next, we check-in to the hotel and then walk to Hàm Rồng for a great hike to indulge in the breathtaking views of Sapa city and Muong Hoa Valley. For the best photos, check out the Orchid Flowers garden, Heaven Gate and Cloudy Yard.
The evening is yours to wander around the town. Here you can check out the night market and the Stone Church.
Meals included: Lunch
Accommodation: Sapa Hotel

Day 2Sapa - Ascend the cable car to the ‘Rooftop of Indochina’

After breakfast, we will take a short drive to conquer Fansipan by cable car. As we ascend you will see the most stunning scenery of Sapa then we’ll walk up by steps to visit the temple and pagoda with impressive statues. Upon reaching the top at 3241 metres above sea level, you will be greeted with an incredible view of the valley and mountain.
Back to Sapa Town for lunch where you will have the opportunity to explore the town during the day and find your own lunch. You’ll have the rest of the day and evening to experience Sapa at your own pace, relax at your hotel, walk around the town or visit Cat Cat Village to check out the French Station and the waterfall.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sapa Hotel

Day 3Sapa - Lao Chải Tả van - Hanoi

After breakfast we’ll check-out of the hotel and drive down the main road then hike through yawning valleys decorated with stunning terraced rice fields. Witness the most beautiful scenery of the valley as we pass through remote hill tribe villages.
Trekking is an excellent way to explore daily life and familiarise yourself with the cultures of the H’mông, Dzao, and Dzay people who populate the region. Share lunch with a local family and interact with local people before we make our way back to Hanoi.
Arriving back in Hanoi we check-in to the hotel and have free time for the rest of the day to explore the wonders of the colonial capital city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 4Hanoi - Ninh Bình - Trang An - Hoa Lu – Mua Cave Overnight in Ninh Binh

After breakfast, we drive south roughly 100km to discover the amazing UNESCO Ecosystem and Biology reserved area, Trang An (where the King Kong film was shot). We take a Sampan boat through the caves of colourful stalactites and stalagmites and stop to visit the temples along the way.
Next, we have an optional lunch at a local restaurant then we visit our ancient capital, Hoa Lu with the Dinh King and Le King Temples dating back to the year 968 of the Ding Dynasty. We hike up the top through Mua Cave to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of luscious green hills and mountains. Afterwards, we drive to check-in at the hotel and have the remaining day free to do as we wish.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Day 5Ninh Binh - Catba - Overnight Cruise

We start the day with breakfast then drive through the Red River to Hai Phong City where we’ll take the local ferry to Cat Ba Island. Along the way we will enjoy the most spectacular views of the islands and ocean.
After boarding the cruise boat and checking in to our rooms, we drift through the dream-like seascapes of Lan Ha Bay on a junk ship. Experience one of the most blissful bays in the world where you can do kayaking to discover the karst limestone islets, lagoons and stop on white sand beaches.
We’ll have lunch on board then you can relax or do more kayaking, the choice is yours! Enjoy the golden hour as the sun sets and the gentle sound of the sea breeze surrounds you.
We’ll have a group dinner on board and enjoy the evening together before sleeping in the tranquil night of Lan Ha Bay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise

Day 6Cat Ba - National Park Biking - Hanoi

Rise nice and early to catch the sunrise or rest peacefully until it’s time for breakfast. We’ll eat on the boat as we cruise closer to the National Park with fantastic islands – The National park has an area of over 15,000 hecta, once there we embark on a biking adventure to Viet Hai Village for sightseeing and to learn more about local life. We’ll return back to boat to have lunch as we make our way back to Cai Beo Pier to take our bus to Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: N/A

We trust you will have a great holiday of a lifetime with amazing experiences!

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  • A deposit of 30% of the total invoice is required in order to confirm all our services.
  • Balance of payment is due earlier than 45 days prior to your departure.
  • Following full payment, final voucher of services and related documents will be forwarded by e-mail or fax to clients at a maximum of two weeks prior to your home departure.

Cancellations

Cancellations will be charged as follows:

  • More than 60 days before arrival: no cancellation charge
  • 14-60 days before arrival: 10% of the price
  • 5-13 days before arrival: 50% of the price
  • Less than 5 days before arrival: 100 % of the price

Cancellation of Extra Services

  • For additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with tour programmes, cancellations will be charged as follows:
  • More than 30 days prior to the service will be refunded in full
  • 15 – 30 days in advance: 50% of the price;
  • Less than 15 days in advance: 100% of the price. (Unless we can negotiate otherwise with the hotel)
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